As a mysterious 'shadow' harasses a teenage girl in the middle of the night in a wealthy neighborhood in Goteborg, Sweden; the idyllic streets are beginning to look more like a prison than a place of self-fulfillment. Meanwhile, Paul - deep in a midlife crises - is trying to get closer to his estranged teenage daughter Selinda, who is struggling to form her own identity. 'Reliance' is the love story between a father and a daughter. A drama about the pain of letting go. But first and foremost an existential journey of how we all deal with dreams, fears and aspirations.